I AM AMERICA
By Uriah J. Fields
I am America ...
America, beautiful and majestic,
America, the land that I love and
stand ever ready to defend.
I am America ... A-M-E-R-I-C-A ...
A is for accountability to myself,
others and God,
M is for music, the most powerful
sound produced by the soul,
E is for enlightenment, knowlege and
wisdom, the essence of potential,
R is for responsibility, personal and
social in all that I am and all that I do,
I is for integrity expressed while standing
inviolate of my endowed divinity.
C is for Compassion, the empathy
extended to everyone great and small,
A stands for ah that characterizes the
experience of being America.
Now you can see I am America.
He who sees me sees America,
America's hands are my hands,
America's feet are my feet,
America's eyes are my eyes
America's ears are my ears,
America's soul is my soul,
America's story is my story,
And I will tell it wherever I am.
I am America, proud, yet humble,
I am America, rich, yet possessor
of few material possessions,
I am America, courageous, yet
caring even while daring,
I am America, strong, yet ever
mindful that "But for the grace
of God, so go I."
America! America! I am America!
Copyright 2010 by Uriah J. Fields